This study aims to estimate the contribution of Scotland’s environment to the nation’s tourism economy. The research assesses the economic value of activities and interests including: wildlife watching, field sports, walking/mountaineering, snow sports, cycling, water sports, horse riding, adventure activities, conservation work, other specialist interests, and scenery.
Summary publication is:
Valuing nature based tourism in Scotland
Tourism in Scotland provides employment for 200,000 people, with visitors spending £4 billion a year. This summary (of Commissioned Report number 398 Assessing the economic impacts of nature based tourism in Scotland) assesses the value of key nature based tourism attractions, including wildlife, field sports, walking, adventure activities and scenery.